Viewers praise “bold and brave” Call the Midwife for tackling the subject of FGM with sensitivity

The drama introduced a storyline where Valerie treats a pregnant Somali woman who has undergone FGM

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Call the Midwife reached emotional heights tonight as it dealt with not only the Cuban Missile Crisis – but also the taboo subject of female genital circumcision. 

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It was introduced into the storyline with Valerie treating a pregnant Somali woman who had undergone FGM.

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Viewers have applauded the drama for dealing with the issue with “sensitivity”, and have praised the BBC for not being afraid to talk about FGM and raising awareness of the issue.